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Was Stalin Really Necessary?

By Alec Nove
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136629475
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Business & Economics
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First published in 1964, Was Stalin Really Necessary? is a thought-provoking work which deals with many aspects of the Soviet political economy, planning problems and statistics. Professor Nove starts with an attempt to evaluate the rationality of Stalinism and discusses the possible political consequences of the search for greater economic efficiency, which is followed by a controversial discussion of Kremlinology. The author goes on to analyse the situation of the peasants as reflected in literary journals, then looks at industrial and agricultural problems. There are elaborate statistical surveys of occupational patterns and the purchasing power of wages, followed by an examination of the irrational statistical reflection of irrational economic decisions. Professor Nove’s essay on social welfare was, unlike some of his other work, used in the Soviet press as evidence against over-enthusiastic cold-warriors, among whom the author was not always popular. Finally, the author seeks to generalise about the evolution of world communism.

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Developing web systems in Java has never been so fun! If you are tired of writing long Servlets, waste a lot of time fighting with the framework just to perform simple tasks and writing more code than is necessary to develop any functionality, the Play Framework is what you need. In this book, Alberto Souza will teach you how to create an application from the beginning to the end using the Play Framework in the Java version. Through common situations of daily life, ranging from the traditional registration, up to more advanced features like HTTPS authentication, REST services and creation of plugins.

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9401712727
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 579
  • File Pdf: directionality-and-logical-form.pdf

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Directionality and Logical Form provides a detailed treatment of the syntax of focusing particles, such as only and even in a cross-linguistic perspective. The derivation of logical forms is shown to be under the control, not only of the ECP and subjacency, but also of directionality of government and the particular word-order parameter that holds in a given language: head-final languages systematically disallow certain derivations or readings that are available in head-initial languages. The reason is that heads that deviate in their selection properties from canonical head-finality project a directionality barrier. Various strategies are explored by which this barrier can be circumvented. Although the theory is developed mainly on the basis of the head position in German, it can be directly used to explain constraints on the scope of Wh-in-situ in Bengali and closely related languages. Audience: Syntacticians and semanticists interested in parametric variation, as well as linguists working on Germanic and/or Indo-Aryan languages.

Meaningful Days

By Ryan J Weber
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1512728608
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: meaningful-days.pdf

Book Summary:

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” —Ecclesiastes 1:2 We do not need a rebuttal to the Teacher’s comment about everyday life (“life under the sun”), but we do need the proper perspective to understand his plea. Everything we seek and achieve and possess is indeed meaningless ... without a heart and mind set on Jesus Christ. Meaningful Days is a source for developing that intricate, yet simple heart and mind-set. It offers encouragement to stop and consider God’s wonders and Word in all aspects of life—to have a wholly Christian worldview. For when the Bible is our lens for viewing life’s norms, the meaningless-ness of them fully transforms; we see our ordinary, everyday life under the sun for what it truly is — the prelude in our extraordinary, exultant, eternal life in the Son. Each script in this Meaningful series begins with a historic event or holiday but moves thoughts beyond the common, trivial, and blasé. The goal is to both entertain and challenge a reader/believer of any stripe, and those who sow effort will reap fruits that are ripe. If you don’t accept this challenge, so be it, it’s your life to live—but the rewards of discipleship far outweigh the meaningless alternative. Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. —Hosea 14:9


By Philipp Dettmer
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 0593241339
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 431
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gorgeously illustrated deep dive into the immune system that will forever change how you think about your body, from the creator of the popular science YouTube channel Kurzgesagt—In a Nutshell “Through wonderful analogies and a genius for clarifying complex ideas, Immune is a truly brilliant introduction to the human body’s vast system for fighting infections and other threats.”—John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars You wake up and feel a tickle in your throat. Your head hurts. You’re mildly annoyed as you get the kids ready for school and dress for work yourself. Meanwhile, an epic war is being fought, just below your skin. Millions are fighting and dying for you to be able to complain as you head out the door. But most of us never really stop to ask: What even is our immune system? Second only to the human brain in its complexity, it is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Without it, you would die within days. In Immune, Philipp Dettmer, the brains behind the most popular science channel on YouTube, takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. There is a constant battle of staggering scale raging within us, full of stories of invasion, strategy, defeat, and noble self-sacrifice. In fact, in the time you’ve been reading this, your immune system has probably identified and eradicated a cancer cell that started to grow in your body. Each chapter delves into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like bacteria, allergies, and cancer, as Dettmer reveals why boosting your immune system is actually nonsense, how parasites sneak their way past your body’s defenses, how viruses work, and what goes on in your wounds when you cut yourself. Enlivened by engaging full-color graphics and immersive descriptions, Immune turns one of the most intricate, interconnected, and confusing subjects—immunology—into a gripping adventure through an astonishing alien landscape. Immune is a vital and remarkably fun crash course in what is arguably, and increasingly, the most important system in the body.


By Aristotle,Aeterna Press
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  • Publisher : Aeterna Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 871
  • File Pdf: topics.pdf

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The Topics constitutes Aristotle’s treatise on the art of dialectic—the invention and discovery of arguments in which the propositions rest upon commonly held opinions or endoxa (?????? in Greek).Topoi (?????) are “places” from which such arguments can be discovered or invented. Aeterna Press

Matheron's Theory of Regionalised Variables

By Georges Matheron
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192572652
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 436
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Book Summary:

In the summer of 1970, Georges Matheron, the father of geostatistics, presented a series of lectures at the Centre de Morphologie Mathmatique in France. These lectures would go on to become Matheron's Theory of Regionalized Variables, a seminal work that would inspire hundreds of papers and become the bedrock of numerous theses and books on the topic; however, despite their importance, the notes were never formally published. In this volume, Matheron's influential work is presented as a published book for the first time. Originally translated into English by Charles Huijbregts, and carefully curated here, this book stays faithful to Matheron's original notes. The text has been ordered with a common structure, and equations and figures have been redrawn and numbered sequentially for ease of reference. While not containing any mathematical technicalities or case studies, the reader is invited to wonder about the physical meaning of the notions Matheron deals with. When Matheron wrote them, he considered the theory of linear geostatistics complete and the book his final one on the subject; however, this end for Matheron has been the starting point for most geostatisticians.

Hume-Arg Philosophers

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134958544
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 472
  • File Pdf: hume-arg-philosophers.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Logical Alien

By Sofia Miguens
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674242831
  • Pages : 944
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 969
  • File Pdf: the-logical-alien.pdf

Book Summary:

Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”

Psychology and its Bearing on Education

By C.W. Valentine
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317480589
  • Pages : 650
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 723
  • File Pdf: psychology-and-its-bearing-on-education.pdf

Book Summary:

Originally published in 1950, the author after many years’ teaching of psychology, and previous school teaching experience, provided a book specially suitable for students in training colleges and university education departments, for teachers, youth leaders, and all concerned with the training of children and adolescents at the time. He aimed especially at clarity, the provision of concrete illustrations, and the stressing of material of general agreement among psychologists. The topics include: The Development and Training of Personality and Character; The Basic Motives; Suggestion; Unconscious Influences; Sex Education; Learning and Remembering; Repression and Discipline; Play and Activity Methods; The Interests of Children; The Acquisition of Skill; Training in Reasoning; General Intelligence and Special Abilities, and their Testing; Estimating Personality and Character; Educational and Vocational Guidance; School Records; Stages of Development in Infancy, Middle Childhood and Adolescence; Backward, Problem and Delinquent Children. The Appreciation of Beauty and Aesthetic Education: (1) Nature and Visual Art (2) Music (3) Poetry. Considerable space was given to these three in view of their usual neglect in textbooks of psychology at the time. A brief appendix gives simple explanations of the most essential statistical methods applied to psychology and education. The need of one book to cover the whole course in Psychology and its bearing on Education had long been felt, and it was hoped that this volume would fulfil this purpose.